Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559050
Title:
The Irish Maternity Early Warning System (IMEWS).
Authors:
Maguire, P J; O'Higgins, A; Power, K; Turner, M J
Citation:
The Irish Maternity Early Warning System (IMEWS)., 107 (10):309 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Nov-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559050
PubMed ID:
25551897
Abstract:
In the acute hospital setting, the use of early warning scores (EWS) to monitor vital signs (including heart rate, respiratory rate [RR], blood pressure and temperature) has been shown to be beneficial in the early diagnosis and prompt initiation of treatment in adults with a critical illness 1 . This led to the development of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) in Ireland by the Health Services Executiveâ s (HSE) Acute Medicine Clinical Care Programme. The NEWS was the first guideline endorsed by the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) and was launched by the Minister of Health Dr James Reilly in 2013. The implementation of NEWS is now mandatory in all acute hospitals. However, NEWS is not suitable for use in pregnancy because a womanâ s vital signs change physiologically from early in pregnancy. National reports in Ireland and the United Kingdom (UK) on maternal mortality have led to recommendations that a modified obstetric EWS be introduced 2,3 . In Ireland, these recommendations have been further supported by separate investigations in 2008 and 2013 on two maternal deaths from sepsis 4,5 .
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
PREGNANCY; MATERNAL HEALTH
MeSH:
Female; Fetal Monitoring; Humans; Ireland; National Health Programs; Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Complications; Prenatal Care
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMaguire, P Jen
dc.contributor.authorO'Higgins, Aen
dc.contributor.authorPower, Ken
dc.contributor.authorTurner, M Jen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T15:10:28Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T15:10:28Zen
dc.date.issued2014-11en
dc.identifier.citationThe Irish Maternity Early Warning System (IMEWS)., 107 (10):309 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102en
dc.identifier.pmid25551897en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559050en
dc.description.abstractIn the acute hospital setting, the use of early warning scores (EWS) to monitor vital signs (including heart rate, respiratory rate [RR], blood pressure and temperature) has been shown to be beneficial in the early diagnosis and prompt initiation of treatment in adults with a critical illness 1 . This led to the development of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) in Ireland by the Health Services Executiveâ s (HSE) Acute Medicine Clinical Care Programme. The NEWS was the first guideline endorsed by the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) and was launched by the Minister of Health Dr James Reilly in 2013. The implementation of NEWS is now mandatory in all acute hospitals. However, NEWS is not suitable for use in pregnancy because a womanâ s vital signs change physiologically from early in pregnancy. National reports in Ireland and the United Kingdom (UK) on maternal mortality have led to recommendations that a modified obstetric EWS be introduced 2,3 . In Ireland, these recommendations have been further supported by separate investigations in 2008 and 2013 on two maternal deaths from sepsis 4,5 .en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen
dc.subjectMATERNAL HEALTHen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshFetal Monitoringen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIrelanden
dc.subject.meshNational Health Programsen
dc.subject.meshObstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospitalen
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topicen
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Complicationsen
dc.subject.meshPrenatal Careen
dc.titleThe Irish Maternity Early Warning System (IMEWS).en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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